[tlhIngan Hol] paSlogh

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 08:57:42 PST 2019


On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 at 12:50, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:

> He also revealed a verb to use with it.
>
> {mey} v. match, fit onto, interlock with, interlace with, mesh with
>
> --- begin quote ---
> {qoch} is not the word for "partner" when referring to socks and gloves
> and the like.  The word for that is {nelwI'}.  With {nel}, the subject is
> one sock (or glove or shoe or whatever) of the pair and the object is the
> other.  To talk about a sock (or glove or….) matching (that is fitting
> onto) a foot (or hand or…), use the verb {mey}:
>
>         {mumey waqmeywIj} "my shoes fit" (literally, "my shoes fit me")
>
>         {torgh lumey waqmey}  "the shoes fit Torg"
>
>         {waqmeywIj vImey}  "I fit my shoes"
> --- end quote ---
>
> More clarification about the difference between {mey} and {nel}:
>
> --- begin quote ---
> When a piece of a jigsaw puzzle fits into the right spot, you can say:
>
>         {Qay'mol mey (Qay'mol) teSra'}  "the (puzzle) piece fits (into)
> the puzzle" (In this context, you don't have to repeat {Qay'mol}, but it's
> fine if you do.)
>
>         or
>
>         {nelchu' Qay'mol teSra'} "the puzzle piece fits perfectly"
>
> The first focuses on the interlocking of the pieces; the second focuses on
> the piece in question occupying the identically shaped space where it goes.
> --- end quote ---
>

One more addition I just received from Maltz. No additional info, just a
clarification in case it was needed.

--- begin quote ---
If X and Y fit together properly, you can say {X mey Y} or {mey'chuq X Y
je}.
--- end quote ---

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De'vID
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